#Blogtoberfest Day 9: Epcot Food & Wine, Chocolate Art, and Coco’s Musical Story

Yesterday we made our third trip to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival –  this time with brother Bob. Little did we know that it also happened to be Columbus Day and the park was packed, especially for a weekday. Ugh!

Still, we had a blast sharing some of our favorite booths with family – the last time was back in 2010.

We started off with the Festival Center, tracking down the Chocolate display, including scenes from Coco, made entirely with chocolate. It was quite impressive!

Then we moved on to France for our favorite beignet with Hazelnut Creme with a glass of champagne – fabulous way to start the day.

Of course, we had to introduce Bob to the Ireland booth, then we chose the paella from Spain, Belgium, and Bob chose some items at India and Africa. We then finished up with my favorite Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles in China – amazing! Rich got a Kung Fu Punch, and while refreshing, was too sweet for me.

On our last stop for the day, we entered the Mexico Pavilion for some much-needed air-conditioning and to see the Dia de Los Muertos exhibit from Cocol One of the exhibits showed time passing, lighting up the scene and then returning to darkness, revealing the dead family members reunited with their family. Really cool!

It was hot and crowded by then and Bob had some plans of his own to do some park hopping before returning to Epcot for some evening noshing, so we called it a day and let Bob continue on his way.

We’ve had such fun playing tourist with family but now it’s time to get back to work. Let’s see what I’m inspired to work on most – my music or my writing.

Chocolate Art

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#Blogtoberfest Day 8: Artist Dates

In the Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron talks about not only morning pages but artist dates. I like to write my morning pages out on the lanai sipping coffee and waiting for the sun to rise. And living here in Central Florida, the weekends are the perfect time for, not only an artist date, but a date with hubby.

This week hubby’s brother is here and we’re having a mini vacay. Yesterday we went to Disney Springs, walked 4 miles and then had an awesome lunch and cocktails out on the water at the Boathouse. I’m not sure how artistically inspiring this vacay will be, but it’s always nice to take a break from the routine.

Jock’s Hangar Bar

The Boathouse Dockside Lounge

Moscow Mule

Clams

Margarita


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